Little Italy is a 2018 romantic comedy film directed by Donald Petrie.

Official trailers

Lionsgate Movies on Thursday, July 19, 2018 released the trailer:
Little Italy (2018) Trailer - Available In Theaters and On Demand September 21.

Story intro

Nikki and Leo both grow up in "Little Italy" in Toronto, where their families are running a pizza business together. However, the verbal conflict between Sal and Vince (fathers of Nikki and Leo respectively) caused their pizza business to deteriorate, thus they founded their own pizza businesses next door to each other, resulting in Nikki leaving the family to go to London to study cooking. However, Chef Corinne temporarily gives Nikki a break for two weeks to give time for her to work on a cooking menu for the upcoming cooking exhibit. Upon arriving home in Toronto, Nikki meets Leo at the bar and they drunkenly play soccer in a midst of the thunderstorm. The next day, she is welcomed by her family on her arrival. Vince, Leo and other crew are later arrested for lacing the pizza with marijuana during the party but they are released shortly after. Leo later forms a relationship with Nikki and they sleep together after riding around the town, reliving their childhood memories. Nikki receives a call from Corinne, saying that she wants a cooking menu, otherwise she will promote another chef. Struggling, Nikki expresses her regrets to Leo and confronts him for focusing on soccer instead of the pizza business. Meanwhile, their respective grandparents, Franca and Carlo, become engaged (due to the fact that they have been in love with each other for years and were never rivals from the start). Franca finally agrees to marry Carlo despite a promise from her late husband not to remarry. Franca and Carlo arrange a dinner for the families. During the dinner Franca and Carlo announce their engagement, causing Sal and Vince to begin exchanging insults. Vince decides to enter a pizza competition against Sal saying that whoever loses will "go out" from "Little Italy". When the two realize that they are banned from the competition because of a fallout during a previous competition, they decide to have Nikki and Leo enter the competition. Nikki refuses to compete, and she and Leo start arguing about who let who win in soccer when they were kids. When Nikki says that Leo won every time because she let him win, Leo says, "Yeah, like you let me win last night," alluding to them sleeping together. She slaps him and storms out in anger.


Emma Roberts
Nikki Angioli
Hayden Christensen
Leo Campo
Alyssa Milano
Dora Angioli
Adam Ferrara
Sal Angioli
Gary Basaraba
Vince Campo
Linda Kash
Amalia Campo
Andrew Phung
Danny Aiello
Carlo Campo (as Daniel Aiello)
Cristina Rosato
Gina (as Christina Rosato)
Andrea Martin
Franca Angioli
Ava Preston
Young Nikki
Nicky Cappella
Young Leo
Jane Seymour
Amrit Kaur
Vas Saranga
Anjelica Scannura
Richard Zeppieri
Johnny G
Michael A. Miranda
Amadeo (as Michael Miranda)
Aniela Kurylo
Lisa Stewardess
Julian DeZotti
Father Toscani
Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll
Quancetia Hamilton
Joe di Mambro
Jill Frappier
Old Woman Customer / Dancer
Christopher Hayes
Gareth (as Chris Hayes)
Brittany Johnson
Daniel Stolfi
Chris Violette
Gina's Husband Joe
Michael Musi
Nebishy Guy
Paul Constable
Gerry Mendicino
Mr. Ganucci
Geri Hall
Sgt. Strickland
Martin Roach
Officer Hardaz
Justin Landry
Officer Mellow
Bill Turnbull
Hipster Barista
Kayla Dumont
Young Woman #1
Sugith Varughese
Mr. Chopra
Massimo Cannistraro
Margaret Killingbeck
LOL Lady
Daniel DeSanto
George Kash
Band Member #1
John Marmora
Band Member #2
Leo T. Sullivan
Band Member #3


Principal photography began in June 2017.

The film Little Italy was scheduled to be released on August 24, 2018 (Canada) and on September 21, 2018 (United States) by Entertainment One (Canada), Lionsgate (United States), Film & TV House, GEM Entertainment, Go Asia Entertainment, Lionsgate Premiere, Midship, Spentzos Films, Capelight Pictures, Front Row Filmed Entertainment, Lionsgate Home Entertainment and NOS Audiovisuais.

The duration of the film is 102 minutes.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Little Italy got low rating from critics. But the audience likes the film.

External links

IMDB: Little Italy

Wikipedia: Little Italy (2018 film)

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